I’ve forced myself into the holiday spirit. I’m not coming from a “Bah Humbug” frame of mind. Rather I’m coming from a “No Think” frame of mind. Yes, I went “Zombie” again. Found Brains though.
Thanksgiving was great! My Mum-In-Law stayed over night Wednesday so that she could join us. Thursday we drove to Rollingbay to join my parents. They are both in great shape for 78 and 83, and they put on a good holiday. Though we all still pitch in, as per usual, there are almost 20 of us after all.
A few years ago my brother put together a slab table our of a 30’ piece of Atlas Cedar that he found. He also built it so that it could be easily disassembled and moved. Normally it stays out in the studio where my father uses it as a staging table for his art work.
On holidays, let’s call that twice yearly, it comes into the house and is the dinner table. My cousin and her two young children were here from Sweden. They’re all well. The kids, Christian and Pedar, are cute! They speak English with a clipped Swedish accent [they are both bilingual].
My Paternal Aunt and Maternal Uncle were both there. My uncle is in a perpetual, and humorous, “Bah Humbug” frame of mind which we all tease him for incessantly. He loves it.
My sibs were there as well is my brother’s #2 son, Christopher. He’s in from fishing the briny blue and has tales of Thailand and India to share.
My father had the fire pit cooking for roasting Chestnuts.
Friday I got the outdoor lights up. That took the day.
Saturday I worked the 4 hour shift and then studied plans for the Christmas Card. It WILL be out in time for Christmas!
Today I drove our banquet tables to Juli’s work at TJ Maxx. We’ve loaned them the tables for the past few years. Since I was close to Poulsbo I went in to Valley Nursery and ordered the flocked tree. I guess I’ll need to dispose of last year’s tree to get the stand. Shame on me, it’s still in the garage.
Now I’m stopping work on the Christmas card in order to post to LJ. I’ve got the iPod on with Christmas tunes playing.
All is Well.